Business Tourism is big business for Ireland. In 2015, it was worth €669m to the Irish economy, reflecting a 35% increase since 2011. It accounts for 16% of overseas tourism spend in Ireland and one of the highest yield sectors in tourism. Promotable business has accelerated at an even faster pace, growing 52% in the last five years. Each Business Tourism delegate is worth an average €1,500; this is almost three times that of the leisure tourist.
Fáilte Ireland’s Business Tourism Unit works in partnership with Tourism Ireland to develop Ireland’s full potential as a business tourism destination. With an international remit, our focus is to encourage and support both Irish and International businesses to host their International Association Conferences, Corporate Meetings and Incentive Trips in Ireland.
To find out more, visit our dedicated website, www.meetinireland.com.